The Angels and Diamondbacks have been discussing a potential deal for outfielder
Espinosa struggled last season, hitting .158/.193/.272 in 158 at-bats before being demoted. Washington is hoping to use Espinosa as a utility player despite interest from a couple teams, including the Yankees. The Nationals dealt utility man Steve Lombardozzi earlier in the offseason.
Choo is said to be looking at a deal comparable to Jacoby Ellsbury's seven-year, $153 million deal with the Yankees. The team will not sign Choo unless he lowers his asking price significantly. Choo hit .285/.423/.462 in 569 at-bats.
Floyd had Tommy John surgery in May, and is progressing during the offseason. The Orioles have shown interest in Floyd in the past, but money will play an issue. In 2012, Floyd posted a 4.29 ERA in 168 innings.
Both teams have been mentioned as a possible suitor for Uribe. The Marlins have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot. The 34-year-old hit .278/.331/.438 in 388 at-bats.
The deal makes sense in the long-term, as shortstop Francisco Lindor is considered one of the best prospects in baseball. Cabrera is coming off a poor season, in which he hit .242/.299/.402 in 508 at-bats. Cabrera's contract is up after this season.
Bay would join the Yomiuri Giants. Last season, Bay hit .204/.298/.393 in 206 at-bats. He was released by the club in early August.
The D-Backs would send pitchers
Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have agreed on a new posting system, according to the New York Post.
The details of the agreement had emerged over the past few weeks, but the deal was not officially agreed to until recently. Under the new system, MLB clubs can submit a max bid of $20 million for a player in the NPB. That player will then be able to negotiate with any team that put in the max bid.
This should impact pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is expected to be the first player to experience the new system, provided he is posted. Tanaka's team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, have yet to decide whether to make him available.
Davis was said to be close with the club Tuesday morning. He'll likely be the starter in left field, replacing Andy Dirks. Davis hit .260/.312/.375 in 331 at-bats last season. He stole 45 bases. The terms of the contract are not known at this time. The deal is said to be between $9 million and $10 million.